Our last road trip was unexpected and unplanned, but I’ve been preparing for this one for weeks. The final stages involved getting the food ready. We’re making this trip on a wing and a prayer, and what money I have to spend will be spent when we’re with Ross. We’re packing a cooler and we’ll be picnicking all the way. I’ll buy a few snacks–some chips and drinks–and since that almost never happens, Weston and Morgan will feel like we’re having a party! I prepped in advance as much as possible, and the last couple of days have been all about getting food baked and ready to go.
I packed pepperoni rolls.
Chocolate chip cookies.
And homemade sandwich bread.
I also packed some hard-boiled eggs since we have plenty of eggs around here and they make good snacks. And I’m bringing some bags of popcorn with me. I popped it Kettle Korn-style. (Recipe here I sprinkled extra sugar on top and made the recipe times four. I also mixed in some peanuts. This will keep me away from the chips.)
I may do some cooking in the hotel room after we get there. We have a room with a kitchenette and I’m also bringing my own electric burner (just in case) and a few things. If Ross wants homemade food, I’ll make it for him! It’s Navy Week in Chicago, so we may go to Navy Pier, and I know Ross will want to have some real Chicago-style pizza. Or for all I know, he may just want to sit in the hotel room playing the Xbox that Weston and Morgan are bringing and do nothing at all after two months of constant doing (not to mention all the marching). Whatever we’re doing–we’re on our way! We will stop tonight somewhere around Indianapolis.
Note: I’ll be updating every day as best as I can on my trip, but don’t forget that there are also posts almost every day–and sometimes every day–on the community blog at Farm Bell Recipes. Don’t miss out!
Recent and upcoming posts on the Farm Bell Recipes blog at a glance:
Sunday (8/8): Bringing Loyalty Home
Monday (8/9): A Good Smothered Steak
Tuesday (8/10): Spicy Bean Balls (or Burgers!)
Wednesday (8/11): Making Baby Food
Thursday (8/12): Seed to Berry in One Season
Friday (8/13): In a Pickle, a Watermelon Rind Pickle
Saturday (8/14): Ode to Tomatoes
Sunday (8/15): How to Make Basic Whole Wheat Crackers
Monday (8/16): No-Bake Treats to Beat the Summer Heat
Aside from regular community blog posts, in just a few short months, over 1200 recipes have been added to Farm Bell Recipes. What a resource! I’m loving it, and I hope you are, too. If you haven’t become a regular over there yet, what are you waiting for? We love old-fashioned home-cooking! Come join us!
I’ll see you tomorrow from somewhere on the road!